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Vulnerabilities discovered in German electoral system

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a group of German hackers, is warning that there are major flaws in software that will be essential to the vote count in Germany ... used to send results, PC-Wahl, doesn’t adhere to "the basic principles of computer ... read more

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

White hat hackers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a well-known hacking organization in Germany, claim to have found a series of serious vulnerabilities in PC-Wahl 10, software used by German authorities to count and transmit voting results. The ... read more

German vote counting machines are hackable, researchers warn

Security ... The flawed software, called PC-Wahl, will be used as part of the preliminary election process in several German states, which are independently responsible for the first round of counting votes. In a statement, the head of Germany's federal ... read more

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German hackers say voting software a security ‘write-off’

said the system to count and transmit vote results lacked proper encryption and other security tools, labelling it a “write-off”. The privately developed “PC-Wahl” (PC Election) software – used for years in several of Germany’s 16 states ... read more

Security News This Week: Germany's Election Software Is Dangerously Hackable

Researchers Uncover Serious Holes in Germany's Voting Software ... and security researchers, exposed the results of their unsolicited audit of the country's voting infrastructure. They found that a program called PC-Wahl, used for recording, counting ... read more

German elections inadequately protected from hacking

8 (Xinhua) -- The election software used by German authorities to compile and count votes contains serious ... is safe regardless," Benneman said. PC Wahl developer Volker Berninger argued similarly, defending the security of the election system. read more

German hackers say vote software a security 'write-off'

said the system to count and transmit vote results lacked proper encryption and other security tools, labelling it a "write-off". The privately developed "PC-Wahl" (PC Election) software—used for years in several of Germany's 16 states—"should never ... read more


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